Friday, 24 August 2012

Sony Ericsson WT19i Live with Walkman

Rooting ICS 4.0.4 for Sony Live w/ Walkman™(WT19i) + CWM(ClockWorkMod) + BB(BusyBox)
Note: This method is based on this thread in XDA: [ROOT+BB+CWM] ICS and non rootable GB build by puppet13th
Don't know what's rooting? Check: Introduction to Android OS (Read first before you tinker with your device)
Don't know what's CWM? Check: What Is ClockworkMod Recovery And How To Use It On Android [Complete Guide]
Don't know what's BusyBox? Check: What Is BusyBox? And Why Do I Need It On My Android?

Requirement:

Instruction:

0. DISABLE Antivirus in computer. Make sure you have atleast 50% battery.
1. Turn ON phone. Enable USB debugging and check Unknown Sources.
  • Settings>Applications>Unknown Sources
  • Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging
2. Connect phone to computer via USB. Skip PC Companion installation prompt.
3. Extract Xperia-ROOT.rev4.zip and run 01-local-prop.cmd(this creates /data/local.prop containing "ro.kernel.qemu=1" to enable root shell)
4. Unplug USB cable and turn OFF phone.
5. Copy WT19i_4.1.B.0.587_PH Generic(1254-1952).ftf in Local Disk>Program Files>Flashtool>firmwares
6. Open flashtool. Run it as administrator. (Right click>run as admin)
  • Flashtool
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  • Click the flash icon
  • Select Flashmode in pop-up and hit OK.
  • Select WT19i_4.1.B.0.587_PH Generic and UNCHECK Wipe User Data. Hit Ok.
    **NOTE:Screenshot is showing the old WT19i_4.1.B.0.431 firmware. Just ignore that one and follow the procedure.
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  • While phone is still turned OFF, hold volume down while connecting phone to computer to enter flashmode.
  • Flashing will start. Wait until flashing is finished and then disconnect your phone from computer. Close flashtool.
7. Turn ON phone and connect it to computer again. Skip PC Companion installation pop-up.
8. Open Xperia-ROOT.rev4 folder and run 02-push-root-files.cmd(this pushes SU Binary and installs Superuser.apk, Stericson Busybox 1.20.1 and nAa CWM Recovery 5.0.2.7 )
9. Your phone will automatically reboot.
10. Check if SuperUser.apk is installed. Check if you can enter CWM (Turn On phone+VOL DOWN)DONE!
[SCREENSHOT]


Note: Superuser app is installed.


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25 comments:

  1. Rooting method based on android emulator hack
    this script will create /data/local.prop to enable andorid emulator hack

    scripted by PuPPeT13th@XDA

    special thank to DooMLoRD @ XDA
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1601038

    please press ENTER key to continue . . .

    1. Connect you device using usb cable
    2. Make sure USB DEBUGGING was ENABLED
    3. Wakeup your device
    4. Allow root access if prompted

    please press ENTER key to continue . . .


    waiting for device . . .
    the first cmd file says



    checking for rooted device . . .

    rooted device NOT FOUND . . .
    aborting . . .

    please press ENTER key to exit . . .

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwNI0lNmUQ

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  2. works like a charm thanks you saved my fucking life :) i almost give up

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  3. Full proof method.. Rooting done on ICS 4.0.4 in just single attumpt.. thanks guys.. ur awesome..

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  4. hi guys..//_^v

    thanks for using my guide..congrats to all of you who successfuly done this guide..

    for those who failed pls read carefully..

    if you got any questions please feel free to ask..//_^v

    i hope i can response much faster..

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  5. how to root walkman running in ICS?

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  6. CMW still not working... I've tried to do this many many times.. but still..

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  7. Till flashing it works fine, but after it.
    I am unable to run" 02-push-root-files.cmd" when i run the file nothing happens

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  8. super user installed but busybox not install..

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  9. compadre cuando llego a la aprte del root y ejecuto el archivo aparece la pantalla negra y apreto enter pero me dice que no se puede y que aprete enter para salir. ayuda porfa.

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  10. CWM is not found and not working !!

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  11. Yeah ... sometimes CWM doesnt work, but i found this solution https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvy.CWMinstaler

    Hope, it works for you guys ... and nice tut ....

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  12. first install ADBDriver..
    click here... http://adf.ly/Qfsea

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  13. iam using live with walkman android 4 ics...can I root my phone by the above method????? pls help me.....

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  14. Buy using this method will phone contacts ,sms and other user data wiil be gone ??

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  15. guys i got my sony live with walkman rooted by a software. all the above steps are performed by the software automatically all u hav tu do is to click root button
    i visited thi page :http://droid-space.blogspot.com/2013/07/simple-and-easiest-way-to-root-your.html

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  16. For the ones who can't enter cwm:
    You need to press volume down when the sony logo gets brighter, hope this helps! :D

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  17. why i cant run 01-local-prop.cmd ???

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  18. 8 th and 9th step not working help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  19. what is this dear its not working

    please press ENTER key to continue . . .

    1. Connect you device using usb cable
    2. Make sure USB DEBUGGING was ENABLED
    3. Wakeup your device
    4. Allow root access if prompted

    please press ENTER key to continue . . .


    waiting for device . . .
    the first cmd file says



    checking for rooted device . . .

    rooted device NOT FOUND . . .
    aborting . . .

    please press ENTER key to exit . . .

    please help me

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  20. Log written to C:\Flashtool\flashtool_2014-03-26_04-28-59.log

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  21. Flashing process has started but i don't see any improvement in the percentage for half an hour!!! will the flashing process takes more than half an hour for moving from 0% to 1% ? should I wait some more time ???

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